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Is there some trick to earning fast legacy xp?

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Is there some trick to earning fast legacy xp?

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uziforyou
10.15.2012 , 12:33 PM | #11
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Any suggestions? :/
What others have said. There are no shortcuts other than log on and level a lot. If that takes creating alts (and it does) then do so.
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Skodan
10.15.2012 , 01:34 PM | #12
actually you would gain more legacy with higher level characters since the amount of legacy xp you earn is a proportion of the xp you gain. and at level 50 you gain more xp from quests than a low level quest
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10.15.2012 , 02:26 PM | #13
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actually you would gain more legacy with higher level characters since the amount of legacy xp you earn is a proportion of the xp you gain. and at level 50 you gain more xp from quests than a low level quest
This is sort of not quite correct. (As far as I Know)

You gain xp based on quest level vs your level as far as i know. So a level 10 doing a level 12 quest should gain more xp than a level 50, doing a level 50 quest. The opposite is also true, you gain almost 0 xp for completing quests below your level.
But legacy and regular xp does scale together.

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SithEater
10.15.2012 , 02:42 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Zenates View Post
This is sort of not quite correct. (As far as I Know)

You gain xp based on quest level vs your level as far as i know. So a level 10 doing a level 12 quest should gain more xp than a level 50, doing a level 50 quest. The opposite is also true, you gain almost 0 xp for completing quests below your level.
But legacy and regular xp does scale together.
How often are you not outleveling quests? How long does it take to do quests on a spread out planet vs the relatively compact Daily Quest areas? I can do all of Ilum including soloing the Heroic +2 quest in a little over 20 mins.

I am legacy 50 and have been for months. Dailies and Ops are easily the best legacy XP in the game and dailies are easier to do and to get done on a regular basis. Dailies are the way to go for fast legacy XP with as many Ops as you can get on the side.
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Anzel
10.15.2012 , 02:45 PM | #15
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actually you would gain more legacy with higher level characters since the amount of legacy xp you earn is a proportion of the xp you gain. and at level 50 you gain more xp from quests than a low level quest
I believe it's 20%. You get 1 Legacy XP from every 5 regular XP. I think... That would mean playing your higher level characters would give you more XP (and more Legacy XP) than playing alts. Again... I think...
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Urael
10.15.2012 , 02:48 PM | #16
Only way to up your legacy is to grind.

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Walking-Carpet
10.15.2012 , 02:49 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Zenates View Post
This is sort of not quite correct. (As far as I Know)

You gain xp based on quest level vs your level as far as i know. So a level 10 doing a level 12 quest should gain more xp than a level 50, doing a level 50 quest. The opposite is also true, you gain almost 0 xp for completing quests below your level.
But legacy and regular xp does scale together.
I believe Skodan is correct.

A percentage of XP earned by characters is added to Legacy XP, but it's not a fixed percentage. Lower level characters contribute a higher percentage of their XP gain to Legacy XP than higher level characters do. However, the higher level characters still contribute more XP despite that discrepancy. *

I'm at work right now, so I don't have access to actual figures, but here's an example of how it works (using completely made-up numbers):

Let's say a level 10 character contributes to Legacy XP at a 50% rate for quest XP, i.e., for every 100 XP he personally earns from completing quests, the Legacy gets 50 XP.

And let's say a level 50 character contributes to Legacy XP at a 20% rate for quest XP.

Furthermore, say the level 10's quest completion is worth 200 XP while the level 50's is worth 2,000 XP.

The level 10 will then contribute 200 * 0.50 = 100 to Legacy XP
The level 50 will then contribute 2,000 * 0.20 = 400 to Legacy XP

So, despite the level 10 contributing at a higher percentage rate, the level 50 still contributes more overall Legacy XP.

Again, the above numbers are completely made up by me because I don't have the actual figures in front of me, but this illustrates how higher level characters can contribute more Legacy XP despite contributing at a lower percentage.

I can provide some actual figures later today if you're interested.

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* Just to complicate things further, different activities (e.g., mob killing, quest completion, map discoveries, PvP, Space Missions) contribute to Legacy XP at different rates. But I won't get into this now.